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Philip Harrison Nix, born May 12, 1965 in Atlanta, GA, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 54. Philip worked as a Service Coordinator at Carolina Handling for fourteen years. Philip was a kind, tender-hearted, and selfless person. He was thoughtful and often slow to speak and quick to listen. He was a source of encouragement for others, and always present for friends and loved ones. While he was sometimes quiet and reserved, he was a great listener and knew how to make others feel comfortable. Philip had a contagious laugh and he loved unconditionally. He had a fantastic memory for dates and events. He had a deep love for animals, interior design, White House memorabilia, Titanic collectibles and landscaping. There are not enough words to describe how incredible Philip was to everyone he touched.
Philip was preceded in death by his father, Robert Harrison Nix; grandparents, Lanie Nix Sr., Mattie Nix, and Ada Williams; uncles, Gene Nix, Neil Nix, Clyde Nix, and Richard Nix; aunt, Ann Smallwood; Sam Sokolik (who was like a son) and their dogs, Allie and Beauty.
Left to honor his memory with love and respect are his life partner, Jay Sokolik; mother, Joyce Nix; stepmother, Anne Nix; brother, Stephen Nix (Kathy); stepsisters, Julie Ridley (John), Susan Ramsey (Mike); aunts and uncles, Riley Nix (Annette) and Madeline Lester; many nieces, nephews and cousins; Jay’s children and grandchildren (whom Philip loved as his own): Matthew and Katie Sokolik (parents of Ellie Kate, Will, and Hudson); Katie and Stephen Fields (parents of Raelyn Rose and Mack); Jay’s sister (whom Philip loved as his own), Mar Doering (Dave); and a much loved dog, Bailey.
More than anything, everyone adored and loved Philip, especially those closest to him: his partner, Jay; Jay’s three magnificent children and five adorable grandchildren; Jay’s sister and brother-in-law; all of his wonderful family; his great work friends and many other friends; and his lovable doggies. Philip had a special place in each of their hearts and made a big impact on everyone that knew him.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 PM at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078. The family will receive family and friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gwinnett Humane Society, P.O. Box 750, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.